Search found 211 matches

by Cnsl1
22 Dec 2018, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

The short answer is that gender is no longer considered binary. There may be a biological female who does not identify strictly feminine and may be uncomfortable with being called a chairwoman. Or vice versa. It's not just a woman thing. Gender is related to much more than penises and vaginas. Gende...
by Cnsl1
06 Aug 2018, 01:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework on Sunday - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Homework on Sunday - Help Please

We have a number of medical students in ward. There are times when, because of their schedules, they come to sacrament meeting in their scrubs. Have you ever worn scrubs? SUPER comfortable. If I am ever exalted and become a god, I'm declaring scrubs as church attire. I just got the image of young E...
by Cnsl1
05 Aug 2018, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework on Sunday - Help Please
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Homework on Sunday - Help Please

I think everyone has to answer Sabbath day (and WofW, and tithing, and even LofC) questions on their own, based on a number of factors such as belief, family situation, consequences, etc., but since you asked for opinions, here's mine. I don't hear it so much anymore, but I remember members giving a...
by Cnsl1
29 May 2018, 01:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Kolob came up today
Replies: 31
Views: 1943

Re: Kolob came up today

"There is no end to race" ??

How did I miss that line all these years?
by Cnsl1
10 May 2018, 20:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 1467

Re: Ignorance was bliss

There are a lot of things in life like that. I've been amazed at how wrong I've been in so many areas in the past, that I can't help but wonder how many things I'm wrong about now. But I think with the Church, if you take out all the claims to truth, you're left with something beautiful and good al...
by Cnsl1
01 May 2018, 00:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!

The tithing for a year thing is not in the handbook. There is no stipulation, just the question. I know of stakes and bishops who arbitrarily decide you need to pay so long before getting recommend (though I've never heard of any more than 6 months), but if people have been assuming you're fully act...
by Cnsl1
08 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Word of Wisdom - Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Word of Wisdom - Experiment

Interesting article excerpt from the Apr 2 Wall Street Journal: Psychiatrists and therapists don’t often ask this question. But a growing body of research over the past decade shows that a healthy diet—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and unprocessed lean red meat—can prevent depressi...
by Cnsl1
27 Mar 2018, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

Do you think the point of missionarying is more about converting the missionary rather than converting the world? Spend two years selling a product certainly helps cement your belief in the product. But I digress... Great points above. It's certainly a problem with the system, and probably at least ...
by Cnsl1
27 Mar 2018, 01:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

I'm still having trouble with this one, and have gone back and forth as to what Bishop may or may not have done, and to what degree he was manipulated in that ersatz interview. It seems clear he's not innocent, but exactly how awful might be debatable. In this day and age, we're very quick to jump o...
by Cnsl1
16 Mar 2018, 02:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Disciplinary Councils
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: Disciplinary Councils

I've had a little experience in disciplinary councils, and it was probably my least enjoyable part of the calling. I agree that the example Dandee related seems expressly against what's in the handbook, or what was in three of the handbook 1's that I've had (based on my memory, at least). The bishop...